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Japan's young fret as unexpected recession hits
TOKYO (AP) -- When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided last week against walloping Japanese with another tax hike, it was cause for worry not celebration among the country's young.... 11/25/2014 1:07 AM

Cruise ship passenger lost overboard off Sydney
SYDNEY (AP) -- An air search was underway Tuesday for an 84-year-old passenger who went overboard overnight from a cruise ship east of Sydney.... 11/24/2014 11:12 PM

Portugal ex-premier held in prison in fraud case
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A judge sent former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates to prison Monday while the ex-leader fights accusations of corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.... 11/24/2014 11:07 PM

Iran nuclear talks stumble, extended until July
VIENNA (AP) -- A yearlong effort to seal a nuclear deal with Iran fizzled Monday, leaving the U.S. and its allies little choice but to declare a seven-month extension in hopes that a new deadline will be enough to achieve what a decade of negotiations have failed to do - limit Tehran's ability to make a nuclear weapon.... 11/24/2014 10:59 PM

UN chief: Palestinian recognition gains momentum
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday the international community's failure to advance a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is spurring governments and parliaments to take action to recognize the state of Palestine - and "that momentum will grow."... 11/24/2014 10:22 PM

Russia gets greater control over Black Sea region
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia tightened its control Monday over Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia with a new treaty envisaging closer military and economic ties with the lush sliver of land along the Black Sea.... 11/24/2014 10:01 PM

Mali confirms eighth Ebola case
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola, bringing to eight the number of people who have fallen ill with the deadly disease in the West African country.... 11/24/2014 9:57 PM

Egyptian leader meets pope, Italian premier
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis and the Egyptian president exchanged warm greetings during a private meeting Monday in which the pontiff emphasized Egypt's role in establishing peace in the Middle East.... 11/24/2014 9:43 PM

Pope to take on hot EU topics in Strasbourg visit
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- Pope Francis will deliver his first public speech about Europe on Tuesday, likely to focus on complex continental issues such as high jobless rates among the young, and immigration.... 11/24/2014 9:27 PM

Syrian on hunger strike outside Greek parliament
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- More than 200 Syrian civil war refugees started a hunger strike Monday in front of Greece's Parliament, urging the government to grant them temporary working and residence rights.... 11/24/2014 9:17 PM

Sinn Fein delivers list of suspected IRA rapists
DUBLIN (AP) -- Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams said Monday that his Irish nationalist party has delivered a list of suspected Irish Republican Army rapists and child abusers to police as the government considers mounting a fact-finding inquiry into the scandal.... 11/24/2014 8:35 PM

UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show
LONDON (AP) -- Freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation this year to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail.... 11/24/2014 8:04 PM

China defends land reclamation in South China Sea
BEIJING (AP) -- Defying a U.S. call to halt the project, China defended its land reclamation in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, saying the work is for public service use, although a London-based security group says the new island could host a military airfield to intimidate neighbors.... 11/24/2014 7:59 PM

Israel resumes razing homes to punish attackers
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Enas Shalodi, a Palestinian mother of six, has been severely punished by Israel for something she didn't do.... 11/24/2014 7:49 PM

Nigeria's opposition condemns raid on their office
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's main opposition party has condemned the State Security Service for raiding its Lagos office over the weekend.... 11/24/2014 7:33 PM

Islamic State group recruits, exploits children
BEIRUT (AP) -- Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.... 11/24/2014 7:16 PM

Saudi Arabia: Islamic State group linked to attack
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Militants linked to the Islamic State group were behind a surprise attack this month that killed seven people in Saudi Arabia's eastern region, the kingdom's Interior Ministry said Monday.... 11/24/2014 6:46 PM

Israel leader vows to pass nationality law
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister vowed Monday to pass a contentious nationality law that has threatened the stability of his fragile coalition government, but he left the door open for negotiations to soften it.... 11/24/2014 6:44 PM

Gunmen kill scores in northeastern Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A Nigerian senator says that gunmen believed to be members of the Boko Haram sect have killed scores of residents in Damasak in the country's troubled northeastern Borno state.... 11/24/2014 6:31 PM

Iran president: 'Negotiations will lead to a deal'
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- As talks over Iran's contested nuclear program wrap up, President Hassan Rouhani has told his nation that it "has achieved a significant victory" and "negotiations will lead to a deal, sooner or later."... 11/24/2014 6:28 PM